Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For chemistry we did problems given either an amount in grams or moles of an element or compound and we had to find either the amount in atoms, grams, or moles. We reviewed element charges, molecular weight, Avogadro's number, and general periodic table facts."
"The student reviewed linear polynomials of all powers, radical, absolute value, exponential, and trig functions along with their graphs. Also, he reviewed the special right triangles, radian measure, and the unit circle. He worked on a math sheet from school involving solving for "x", linear equations, exponential expressions, simplifying radicals, inequalities, etc."
"We went over some of the review for the test that the student received to study--did some trig identity integrals, went over area/integral problems and some using Riemann sums. Worked out different problems that will likely be on the test."
"Reviewed and discussed strengths and weaknesses of assigned essays. Emphasized importance of developing a thesis, using detailed and active language, and focusing on examples that are more specific. Also worked through difficult math concepts, including geometry, trigonometry, and word problems."
"Fractional arithmetic - adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions and mixed numbers. Both numeric and word problems. Special attention paid to remembering to take the reciprocal in division problems. "
"The student and I worked on vocabulary and geometry. She did well on her unit 1 homework for vocabulary and answered as many questions as she could on her geometry assignment (angles and basic geometric properties). We also discussed critical reading skills and why they are important to begin developing now."
"The student and I worked through a review packet during this session in order to prepare him for his test in his math class. Except for making silly mistakes - which he seems to be doing less on his tests! - The student was able to handle the material very well. As long as he avoids making careless mistakes during the test, the student should do very well."
"Translated four passages from the student's text book. Focused primarily on translation skills today."
"The student and I covered addition, subtraction, converting from fractions to decimals, and solving for variables in an equation. We also talked about methods to improve his retention of material while studying such as using a large white board while working out math problems, and acting out historical figures in order to remember their significance. "
"The student was able to finish one practice exam by the time we met. She scored an 1830. She improved in the math, stayed pretty much the same in the reading and decreased in the writing. She knew that the writing sections were giving her the most issues. We then spent the rest of the session going over each section and reviewing the questions that she either got wrong or that she got right due to lucky guessing. She still has a little trouble with the sentence completion portion, and I reminded her that she will just need to do review vocabulary words on her own to try and improve that. On most of the missed questions, it was either a careless mistake (like misreading the question) or she ran out of time. The student is bright, and hopefully with more practice, she can improve her efficiency on the exam."
"This was my final meeting with the student before his test. We mostly reviewed strategies for answering questions and for approaching the essay. I made a list of essential math elements to memorize, too."
"We mainly reviewed the homework he was assigned in class. His homework involved statement/reason tables to prove congruency between angles or sides. Congruent Parts of Congruent Triangles are Congruent. SAS, AAS, SSS, ASA."